[NAFEX] Citrus from seed, and tangelolos
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Sun Dec 26 20:31:55 EST 2004
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon Rombough
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 3:38 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Citrus from seed, and tangelolos
As a general rule of thumb in growing citrus, if you get multiple seedlings
from one seed and they are thornless, they are most likely apomictic, which
means they developed from the maternal tissue and are identical to the
parent. If there is one seedling and it has thorns, it is more likely to be
from the union of sperm and egg and won't be identical to the parent. This
is NOT an absolute, but it's a workable generalization.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association "Best
Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Dec 26, 2004, at 3:08 PM, Stephen Sadler wrote:
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pummelo
Is there a source that mentions what chances of success one might have
trying different citrus from seed? I've found several that say Pummelo is
commonly grown from seed, but of course, as Phil says, that doesn't mean it
will come true to type. In fact, sources mention that named varieties are
grafted. It's my rule of thumb that citrus can be grown from seed, and will
often come true to type, but variances can certainly occur.
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